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I have been inspired into action by reading a recent book on tool chest and decided to upgrade my wall mounted storage. It has been in situ now for about three years and in a clam shell wall mounted plywood case (it opens like a book on the wall). while functional I have appeared to collected quite a lot of tools so it is now in need of a upgrade :oops:
I need some fairly basic advice and would be really grateful for some help. I am going to make a chest that looks fairly similar on the outside (at least) to the studley tool chest. I get that it is a dove tailed box construction on the side but I am not sure how the front frame/panel sits in. Does it sit inside a shallow rebate like the back of a cabinet and fitted after gluing up the dovatail box or is it a glue up nightmare and integral to the structure?
Any help would be appreciated as I am planing up the wood in the next couple of days to get cracking!!
Owen
 

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Corset":gukb66kg said:
I am going to make a chest that looks fairly similar on the outside (at least) to the studley tool chest. I get that it is a dove tailed box construction on the side but I am not sure how the front frame/panel sits in.
Have you seen the latest Chris Schwarz stuff on the Studley tool chest?

http://lostartpress.wordpress.com/2011/ ... d-awesome/

http://lostartpress.wordpress.com/2011/ ... -epinione/

http://lostartpress.wordpress.com/2011/ ... y-toolbox/

Cheers :wink:

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Yes but annoyingly its no help on the question as I have looked and it is mearely tantelising. Plus I don't want to wait a year for the book..... Though I will be getting it. :wink:
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Hi Owen

I am making something similair (although it's on the WIP shelf at the moment).

My method was to create a dovetailed box for the doors, a separate frame and panel door, then rebate the door into the frame. I was going to leave 6mm lip on the door, and then shape it with some kind of detail.

HTH.

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So the lip is on the dovetail frame or the door sits proud of the box.

Sorry to ask what does HTH mean??

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Hope That Helps - but obviously it didn't :lol:

The door sits on the frame, but the joint of the two is lost by some blending into the box construction - stopped chamfer on the Studley chest.

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Sorry to be exceptionally dense here! So the frame is pinned to the front of the box like a face frame or the frame sits inside the box and the frame is chamfered??
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The door sits on the frame, but the door is rebated so that the door doesn't appear as thick. Imagine looking at it side on - if you put a 3/4" door onto the frame, it would look clunky. But if you put a rebate on the back of the door to reduce the thickness to 6mm, and then apply a chamfer to that edge, it will look much more elegant from the side.

If you can wait a couple of years I may get back onto my WIP :D
 

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markturner":n0ksvg30 said:
Bit of a digression, but when following the links ( thanks Paul) I came across his workbench as well......... http://lostartpress.wordpress.com/2011/ ... it-anyway/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lostartpre ... 8335/show/


How fantastic is that..... love the vice wheels

Something to aspire to
Yes, that bench is quite impressive. However, the vice jaws appear to be made of metal without any obvious provision for fitting wooden jaws, which is quite unusual. I wonder whether they were originally lined with something like leather?

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Hi Owen

Make the box as one ( the door and back together) and then cut the box through the middle.

You must remember to allow for the saw cut when you mark out your dovetails.

I would groove the box and then rebate the back and front panels so that they will be flush.

Glue up the box with the front and back panels in place and then cut the box in two giving you the back and the door.

This method means that when the box is closed the door and the back line up.

I would guess that this is how Studley made his as this is a tried and proven method.

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Karl thanks for the advice as I think I will approach it this way. I will be housing a plane that i think you sold to me so the help is fitting.
Tom I was hoping to avoid you suggestion due to my ability to cock up complex glue ups.
Owen
 
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